Greenpeace Press Releases

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Statement on IOI’s response to 'A Deadly Trade-Off' report

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 16:57

Greenpeace’s most recent report into the IOI Group, 'A Deadly Trade-Off', found that IOI had been supplying the global market with palm oil from third party palm oil suppliers linked to human rights abuses, deforestation and peatland degradation.

Greenpeace Delivers Global Anti-Haze Petition to Palm Oil Giant IOI in Malaysia

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 13:05

Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta, 6 October 2016 — Greenpeace has delivered a global petition signed by 300,000 people to the IOI Group in Malaysia, calling on the palm oil company to end its contribution to the regional haze by cutting off all suppliers...

Time for IOI to lead from the front

Press release | September 27, 2016 at 22:30

Jakarta, 27 September 2016 -- Following publication of Greenpeace's report [1] exposing the destructive operations of IOI’s suppliers and the blockade of IOI’s Rotterdam refinery, IOI released a statement concerning the Greenpeace demand that it...

Greenpeace forest fire fighters attacked

Press release | September 9, 2016 at 22:00

Jakarta, 9 September 2016 -- Last night (8 Sept.) Greenpeace Russia’s firefighting team were attacked in their camp in the South of Russia by eight masked men armed with pistols and knives, suffering serious injuries which required medical...

Greenpeace statement on law enforcement in forest and peatland fire cases

Press release | September 5, 2016 at 17:54

Jakarta, September 5 2016 -- Indonesia’s response to forest fires is being hampered by a crisis in law enforcement. Not only have police failed to reinstate over a dozen dropped investigations into pulpwood and oil palm plantation companies in...

As dangerous business practices go unpunished, Indonesia’s fires and haze return

Press release | August 28, 2016 at 12:01

Jakarta, 28 August 2016 -- Forest fires are back in Indonesia, with over three thousand hotspots detected so far in August. Smoke from the fires was at “very unhealthy” levels in Bengkalis district of Riau province on Saturday. The fires are also...

Response to IOI Group policy from Greenpeace

Press release | August 16, 2016 at 23:34

Jakarta, 16 August, 2016 -- The IOI Group published a new Palm Oil Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Implementation Plan on 8 August 2016. Greenpeace Indonesia provided several rounds of feedback on earlier drafts of the policy. Despite...

RSPO to recertify IOI Group: response

Press release | August 5, 2016 at 18:31

Jakarta, August 5, 2016 -- Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Annisa Rahmawati said: “Re-certifying the IOI group on the basis of unreliable promises, without waiting for verified action on the ground is risky and counter-productive. It...

Cargill Demands IOI Issue a Responsible Sourcing Policy: Greenpeace Reaction

Press release | June 24, 2016 at 11:00

Jakarta, June 24, 2016 – Yesterday Cargill Inc. published a statement defining its expectations after its supplier IOI Group was suspended from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Cargill is calling for IOI to issue a responsible...

Jokowi’s Peat Protection Promise Let Down

Press release | May 31, 2016 at 18:00

JAKARTA, 31 MAY 2016 - A revised draft of Government Regulation (PP) No. 71 of 2014 on the Protection and Management of Peat Ecosystem that is currently being considered by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights is weak, lacks transparency,...

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